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Reaction of 4-methoxy-4-(1-methylethenyl)-2-cyclobutenone derivatives with 2-lithiopropene and alpha-lithiostyrene: synthesis of eight-membered ring carbocycles

Zora, Metin
Koyuncu, I
Yucel, B
2-Alkyl- or phenyl-substituted 4-methoxy-4-(1-methylethenyl)-2-cyclobutenones react with 2-lithiopropene or alpha-lithiostyrene to produce 4-methoxy-2,4-cyclooctadienones in moderate yield, accompanied by varying amounts of 4-methoxy-4-(1-methylethenyl)-2-cyclohexenones. The reaction is general for 2-alkyl substituted 4-methoxy-4-(1-methylethenyl)-2-cyclobutenones. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.